The Year of Leo?
The accolades keep coming – double nod also for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, regarded as a very accurate Oscar prognosticator and considered by some to be if not the most prestigious than definitely the most meaningful as they are voted on industry peers. Still, in spite of growing praise and hype, DiCaprio is actually not the frontrunner according to analysts. Forest Whitaker’s performance in The Last King of Scotland, though largely unseen, remains the one to beat, with the kind of “meatiness” that traditionally merits the honour – head to head straight up…I would have to agree. However, as illustrated last year, the Big Show is nothing if not a popularity contest …and right now, in that category, who’s more popular than my Leo? And can you believe how convincingly he went from THAT to THIS? Hope for Three Whiskers, then? .... Nah.